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name was peg mullen. she wrote a book about the death of her son, michael mullen. the name of the book was "friendly fire." norman schwartzkopf was the battalion commander. he was so approachable to peg mullen, so human in his relations with peg mullen, who sought to find out how her son was killed in vietnam. he died from friendly fire, which, you know obviously meant he was killed within the confines of his own unit by shrapnel from american weapons fired. it was so impressive to read about then a colonel later to become norm an schwartzkopf general "time" magazine's man of the year who was so human. just that clip we just showed right then compared to a lot of military officials who we see on tv. an actual human being would could say i hope i don't make a mistake. things like that. interesting, at least to me. >> i think very interesting. i grew up -- i was in high school in part of the anti-vietnam protest, so he was a symbol. you kind of respected him. as you grew holder, you learned that you can politically be different and still respect the man. he was the kind of guy that would
, 43-year-old michael ciporrani and 25-year-old, tomascz chip chip. the shooter, william spengler set the home ablaze and took his own life shooting himself in the head. spengler was no stranger to law enforcement. he served 16 years for a conviction of manslaughter beating his grandmother to death. as a ex-con, spengler was not permitted to have weapons. >> spengler was a convicted felon. he is not allowed to poe -- possess weapons. so did he legally possess the weapons? no. we've had all kinds of weapons larcenies in town and around the county and wayne county as of late so i don't know where those weapons came from but we'll certainly find out. >> reporter: why spengler went on the rampage there is still known motive. when the mother died two months ago, obit irwary asked for donations to the west webster fire department and that is who responded to the fire. he had a strained relationship with his sister. the massive fire that left seven homes destroyed made it difficult to search for what might be additional victims. jamie, it is possible we might learn more defails in the next f
michael page. after shooting one police officer multiple times -- >> shots fired, shots fired. >> page was shot and killed by another officer. number eight, the massacre in kandahar province. >> the united states takes this as seriously as if it was our own citizens and our own children who were murdered. >> the accused gunman, army staff sergeant robert bales. military officiales say he left his afghanistan outpost on a night back in march and single-handedly attacked two villages. opening fire and killing 16 afghan civilians in their homes and wounding six others. number seven, striking a deal in the shooting that struck a blow to the nation. >> the man who shot gabrielle giffords and killed six people in a rampage in tucson last year pleaded guilty to 19 charges. >> jared loughner sentenced to seven consecutive life terms and 140 years. his guilty plea means he will avoid the death penalty. chicago's murder rate surged this year to levels not seen in almost a decade. by december, close to 500 people were killed in the city. >> it is just not the gang bangers. right now innocent kids
delivered to kids toys. he is called santa claus. political consultant michael turned santa claus. thanks for coming in here. first of all tell me about your mom. she was the inspiration behind the story. >> yes, thank you. this is all due to my mom elane, the most wonderful woman in the world. mom, i love you and everybody if you want, you can thank my mom, to thank me for my mom. she instilled christmas spirit in me and i am glad to bring it to the world. >> rick: when sandy happened, a lot of people didn't expect us to be talking about the impacts of the storm. you are seeing it and what is it like there now for people here in this christmas? >> surprisingly enough. you can still see a lot of suffering going on and a lot of people are squatting in other people's homes and living without power and debris scattered everywhere. i would lick to mobilize more volunteers to get out there and clean up the debris and cleep up the mold and so they can rebuild. >> rick: a lot of people give, and it is great when people give gifts and toys for tots, but you happening it is important that they see
explicit video at the trial of the man accused of killing barnes, michael johnson. that video is footage of barnes, johnson and two others fp state's motion asks that the court room be closed when that video is being played. johnson is charged with first degree murder in the death of the 16-year-old back in 2010. we're back in just a moment with beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >> hope we didn't disappoint too many people, but there's going to be a little delay as far as the snow is skoerned simply because the moisture we thought that would push into this area did not associated with this low in the panhandle of florida is pretty much drifting off of the east coast into the atlantic ocean. we're keeping an eye though on this upper level low here sitting over charleston, west virginia right now which will move into the area in the next couple of hours and bring us some snow. just appears that some of z those totals may be an inch less in some areas simply because we didn't get this moisture here. as
, michael wolf's piece. >> what was it called? >> cover of new york magazine the best piece ever. i love my mother, now i wish she'd die. it was one of the best pieces ever. sounds all sick. >> you are sick. >> no, no. but it was one of the most fascinating pieces about the sort of emotional family and the economics -- we got to go. coming up, president obama calling a meeting with leaders from the house and senate today. can the fiscal cliff deal be reached? we're going to astrategists fro both sides of the aisle. plus, we're going to welcome a man who knows the world of washington and wall street very well. the great grandson of the 27th president and leading financial ceo in his own right, john taft is going to be our guest host. n] you are a business pro. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. g
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